Showing posts from March, 2014

Back Bar Flea Market - April 11 from 3-7pm

Just a quick blog entry to let you know that Rachael's Handmade Designs will be at the Back Bar Flea Market (part of the Belltown Art Walk) on Friday, April 11th from 3-7pm  Located inside the Crocodile Back Bar in Belltown. All ages. Happy hour prices during the Artwalk (with ID.) So come right after work to enjoy a drink or two and see a room full of local artists, crafters, vintage merchants and representatives with unique, handmade, one-of-a-kind goodies and deals!  There will be music videos, a photo booth, and of course, yummy drinks! Can't wait to see you there!

Spring Bazaar!

Spring is here! Rachael’s Handmade Designs will be in Mountlake Terrace, Washington attending Mountlake Terrace High School’s Spring Bazaar on May 3rd from 10-4pm. Come check it out! There will be food, a rummage sale, a car wash, a blood drive, sports and wellness fair, and you can even test drive a new ford vehicle!

Bazaar at
Mountlake Terrace High School
21801 44th Ave West, MLT

The Sport & Wellness and Spring Bazaar will be inside the School, just inside the front doors to the left. Some vendors will have the opportunity (weather permitting) to be outside if they wish. 
The Rummage Sale will be just inside the front doors to the right.
Car Wash will be in the upper parking lot near the main street.
Drive 4UR School (Ford Giving program) will be in the Music Parking lot, just tot he left of the front doors of the school.
BBQ will be outside near the circle/drop off, in the "plaza" like area near the front doors of the school.
Blood Drive - will be in the auxiliary gym - com…

Win a Free Greeting Card Set!

Wow, I've really fallen behind on bringing new cards to you! I have a TON of cards to share with you that are new in the shop - things and projects I have been working on! But first, a little housekeeping.

1.  There is a Spring Sale going on in the shop. Selected items are on sale for a short time only, so pop on by to see what's happening! Your next favorite card could be waiting!

2.  Its donation time again! About twice a year Rachael's Handmade Designs makes and donates a large quantity of greeting cards to send to our heros overseas. This helps our deployed heros keep in contact with home and supports Rachael's Handmade Design's mission of preserving the art of handwritten correspondence. Even if you don't support or agree with war, we can all support our brave people in the service. We encourage you to get involved! You may donate cards or participate in "AnyHero Mail" here!

3.  Contest Time! There is a contest happening right now on my Facebook …

FACEBOOK CONTEST TIME! Enter to Win a Free Prize!

FACEBOOK CONTEST TIME! Help me reach 300 likes! Refer a friend to "like" Rachael's Handmade Designs on Facebook! Tell your friend to leave a comment telling me who referred them (you) and you will be entered to win a brand new set of greeting cards from my shop! Your friend may also refer a friend to "like" and be entered to win as well. The more people you refer, the more times your name goes into the hat to draw for a brand new set of free greeting cards!! Contest ends on May 21st, 2014.

Spring Sale

Spring Sale going on now in the shop on select pieces!

No Glue Tape? NO PROBLEM!

I love it when you're happily in the middle of creating a masterpiece and run out of your [insert random art supply here]. It happened to me last night! I ran out of my ATG Glue tape and I thought I was going to have to set aside my masterpiece right when I was in the middle of my creative flow.

Luckily, I'm a crafty gal...and at times a bit absent-minded...But I digress. I got my first layer down with glue tape and decided to challenge myself to see how many different types of adhesive I could use on a card. This one turned out to be four different types! And I got to use my scraps! (It always makes me happy when I can use every last bit of my paper!)

I used foam squares (which I also ran out of the day before yesterday, but luckily I had forgotten that I had purchased "the wrong kind" of foam squares and had set the wrong ones aside) and washi tape, as well as gel medium and ATG Glue tape.  So that was pretty fun, not something that I've ever done b…

Robot Love

You know when you're just messing around having fun and a happy accident comes of it? That's totally what happened with this card, and it's so cute I just can't stand it! A friend of mine ordered seven of them recently, so I created them, photographed packaged and shipped them. When I showed the photograph of the cards to one of my customers, she wanted seven too!

I'm delighted that so many people like this card as its fun to make and brings a smile to my face. The robots come in boys and girls, but I don't know if they are available anymore. I purchased the set from The Paper Zone before it closed. (Side note, so SAD that my store is GONE!! I loved that store!)
The robot is water colored. Too cute! What do you think? Leave me a comment below!

Lucky Koi Birthday Greeting

I hadn't busted out my Bombshell Stamps in a while. When I found this gnarly stencil that looks like waves, it reminded me of my Bombshell set Koi Tattoo, which I love but have been stumped on how to incorporate into my designs.

I also used Bombshell Stamps' Happy Birthday from the Banner Sayings set. What a match! I love how this card turned out. I stenciled with two different shades of blue to add more depth, and highlighted the scales with my copic marker blender pen. So much fun! This card has already sold, but if you like the style, check out my shop. There's more to come! :) Thanks! Cheers!

12th Man Seahawks

I'm not usually a football fan, but I like to support the home team. So when the Hawks got to the 49'ers game I thought, "well, this game decides who goes to the superbowl, so what the hell?" and I watched. After we won and I found out a friend of mine was going to the superbowl, I made this little card for her to commemorate her trip! She said it was great fun and unlike anything that she'd ever experienced!
What do you think of the card? She sure loved it! (I got the idea from Impress - they always have cute ideas!) Hope it brought a smile to your face! :)